Meet Our People

Meet our people

The Healthwatch Essex team of staff have a wealth of experience in the health, social care and voluntary sector, and are passionate about making sure your voice is heard.

Samantha Glover


Debbie Potticary

Business Manager

Rachel Horton-Smyth

Communications Lead

Sharon Westfield de Cortez

Information & Signposting Lead

Dan Potts

Volunteer & Engagement Officer

Hannah Fletcher

Research & Engagement Associate

John Day

Senior Research Associate

Sarah Haines

Research Associate


Information & Signposting Officer


Information & Signposting Officer


Information & Signposting Officer

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Rebecca Ryman

Communications & Insights Officer

Gary Hyams

Chair of the Board

Celia Crossley

Board Member

Kerry Cole

Board Member

Laura Brookes

Board Member

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Paul Hutton

Board Member

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Paul Findlay

Board Member

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Amanda Cherry

Board Member

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Lawrie Payne

Board Member